The subject-verb chord is one of the first things you learn in English class: Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of verb indicated in the parentheses. These words are irregular plural names (substantials that are not made by adding -s) and they adopt the plural form of the verb: These themes are also singulic, although they speak of a group of people. During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb tuning that confuse many learners. These words always have the plural form of the verb: 15. Mathematics is John`s favorite subject, while Civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. Choose the correct form of the verb that matches the theme. . 2. Either my mother or my father (east, are) come to the meeting. 9.
The children and their mothers are missing. “40% of people don`t support the new law.” 4. Either my shoes or your coat (is, are) always on the floor. 7. One of my sisters (east, are) on a trip to France. 19. There were fifteen candies in that bag. Now there`s only one left! 22.
The Prime Minister, with his wife, cordially greets the press . . . . . . . . 3. A dictionary and an atlas are missing from the library.
10. Players, as well as the captain, (wants, wants) to win. “Some students won`t make it.” . 20. The Committee (debate, debate) has carefully addressed these issues. “Half of the students come from another country.” Note: in British English, the “family” and “team” are often plural. To refer to a single member of the police, we can say policeman or police — or the term neutral from a gender point of view. “How do you react when someone compliments you?” 21.
Committee members (management, management) have very different lives in the private sector. “Many houses in this area don`t have garages.” 7. Students accompanied by their teacher had a picnic. 6. The brothers and their sister are good at studying. 4. The Fuhrer and his brothers belong to the same tribe. 5. George and Tamara (no, no) want to see this film. . These words can be singular or plural depending on what follows them! . There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data are plural (the singular shape is “date”).
But in common usage, people often treat “data” as “information” – like a myriad of nostun that takes on a singular form. So both forms are correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is accurate.” To learn more about the “data debate,” click here and here. 8. Man with all the birds (live, live) on my way. “Men don`t usually like to buy clothes.” “I don`t know if there`s anyone in the office.” 9. The film, including all previews, (take, takes) about two hours to see. . 23. All CDs, including the striped, (are) in this case. 16. Eight dollars (is, is) the price of a movie these days. 2.
Many mangoes and bananas are available this season. ..